Is NAD Viso 1 The World’s Most Advanced Under-$1,000 Speaker Dock?

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The NAD Viso 1 speaker dock.

Love the looks of B&W’s Zeppelin Air (doesn’t sound so bad, either), but the NAD Viso 1 is a powerhouse collaboration of NAD (electronics) and sister company PSB (loudspeakers). Here’s the column:

NAD Electronics’ search for the perfect loudspeaker-making mate for its first iPod music system never quite made it to Match.com.

For years, NAD has lived under the same Lenbrook Group corporate roof as PSB Speakers yet never developed a single product together. Finally, they’ve hooked up for the NAD Viso 1 Wireless Digital Music System, which combines NAD’s expertise in digital-amplifier technology with the speaker research of PSB’s Paul Barton.
Aww, an office romance.
The intent, which NAD does not hide, was to make the world’s best iPhone/iPod music system. (Let’s add this asterisk: at less than $1,000.) The obvious target is the current diva speaker dock, Bowers & Wilkins’ Zeppelin Air, and its dramatic dirigible-shaped design. NAD, in fact, just dropped the Viso 1’s price $100, to $600, matching the Zeppelin Air.

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